Vacancy: Senior Java Developer (Platform Team) x1


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Job Type: Full-time Remote

Senior Developer (Platform Team)

Join us in enabling productive societies across Africa.

What we do

Mezzanine ( designs and builds digital technology solutions for customers across Africa and beyond in order to create productive societies. Founded in 2012, Mezzanine has market-leading expertise in the agricultural, health, financial inclusion and education spaces and works with mobile network operators to bring about positive change in the lives of people through the benefits of the digital dividend. Mezzanine is a home-grown African company delivering value to the people of Africa and beyond.

Mezzanine is a subsidiary of the Vodacom Group.

What you will do

You will form part of the Helium team that develops the Platform-as-a-Service product (Helium) of Mezzanine and who maintains a governance framework for technology and product development in Mezzanine.

You will be leading the architectural design and own the technical excellence of the product. You will develop and communicate the use of ‘best practice’ during product development and contribute towards the technical development of junior product developers.

We are looking for an individual that is a great team player, problem-solver and quick learner. The ideal individual will be someone who is dependable and dedicated to their work and cares about making a difference in Africa. One of our main drivers, working at Mezzanine, is the fact that we build solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives and with this comes the responsibility of producing work that is of high quality. At Mezzanine, we strive to maintain a good balance of working hard and spending time together to build good relationships and celebrate individual and team achievements!

The team uses the following technologies:

Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8


Glassfish 4.1.1 & 5

Git & SVN (SVN being phased out)

PostgreSQL 9.6 (to be upgraded soon)


What you need

  • 10+ years overall experience in information technology.
  • 10+ years’ experience in full stack development.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Java development.
  • 10+ years’ experience working with SQL databases, ideally PostgreSQL.


  • Experience in Java
  • EE candidate

What to expect

  • Passionate and dedicated team members – We work hard and support each other because we are passionate about what we do and the impact we are making.
  • Growth opportunities – We have annual personal development discussions to craft out your journey ahead. We have 5 study leave days for those that are pursuing a qualification or certification.
  • Flexibility – 3 remote work days with core hours being 10:00 – 15:00. We are output, not input focused.
  • An energising environment – We celebrate differences and value individuals. We enjoy celebrating successes, having coffee-walks, playing ping-pong and care about each other’s personal lives.
  • Income protection & death cover – We care about our staff and their family when unexpected events occur.
  • Employee Wellness Programme – We are holistic beings and therefore we invest in the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Starting date: ASAP

Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us after 30 days you may consider your application unsuccessful.

Click the following link to apply for this position: Senior Java Developer

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